The “X As A Service” Business Model has Become Over Saturated

Amazon Prime. Netflix. Hulu. Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Game Pass. Pandora. Texture. Spotify Premium. Groove Music Pass. YouTube Red. Office 365. Loot Crate. PlayStation Plus. Audible. Sling. Patreon subscriptions. Apple Music. NFL Game Pass. MLB TV. NHL Center Ice.

If you’re like me, you subscribe to more than a handful of these services. Each one takes a small slice out of your pocket book, every month. Should you ever stop paying for that service, it all vanishes. At what point do we collectively decide we’ve had enough, and go back to paying for something once and only once? Continue reading

NuAngel is of voting age! 18 years, one moniker…



A few years ago, I logged in to an old “Hotmail.com” account. There was a section where you could find the date the account was created. I had registered NuAngel@Hotmail.com on February 8th, 1999. I know I had used the name for a few weeks prior to that, but on services like ICQ, where a name could change whenever you wanted it too – your unique ID was a long number – your nickname was just a preference in your profile.


Hotmail was the first place I remember registering the name, thinking, “I like this name, I think I’m going to keep it.”


Five years ago, I made a post about how I have used the same name online for 13 years. Two years ago, I wrote about what the name meant to me. And today, marking 18 years of using the same online handle, I’m still happy to be known the world over – perhaps in small pockets, but it’s a very surreal feeling to have people “recognize you” by a “fake name” you use on the internet.


I have no legal claim to the name, I have no trademarks, and I’ve said before I’m very aware that there is a pre-existing “NuAngel, Inc.” out there in the world. But I don’t think I’m stepping on anyone’s toes – I travel in very different circles from the other company, and I’ve done my best to be an upstanding citizen of the internet (remember when “netizens” was a word people used?). At the end of the day, I just can’t see myself adopting any other name any time soon. Call me a geek if you want, I’ll own it!

Coming soon… TheWindowsUpdate.com



I’ve launched yet another web property, because I’m not busy enough in my life! 🙂 Coming soon, TheWindowsUpdate.com. Right now I just have a bunch of placeholder stuff up on the site, but soon I’ll be putting some real content up, I may even import many of the Windows-related tech support articles from this site. Mostly, I intend for The Windows Update to just cover the major news highlights that come from Microsoft HQ and offer some personal commentary on the latest news regarding Windows, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface, Office, Outlook, and other products! So visit the new site when you get a chance and if you’re looking for any kind of news from Microsoft, take a look at TheWindowsUpdate.com!